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Bud, Not Buddy Novel Unit ~ Common Core Standards Aligned!

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This is a custom written literature unit to be used with Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis.

This unit is designed to be used with some student/instructor interaction. It can also be revised to be used as an independent study for the student. It is written for the 4-6th grade reading level.

This unit works great in a one-on-one setting for homeschool or for a teacher to use as a resource in the classroom for a small group or entire class. The unit is designed so that you can start teaching immediately with little to no preparation on your part. Great time saver!

This unit contains:
• Teacher Packet containing detailed daily lesson plans, answer keys, and suggested curriculum connection activities.
• Student Packet containing vocabulary activities, comprehension questions, and extension activities that correlate with the book.
• An Assessment Packet that contains a vocabulary quiz, a comprehension quiz in both a short answer and multiple choice format, and a writing assessment.
• Common Core Standards Alignment for grades 4-6.
• An After the Book Activity Packet that can be used with any book.

**Please download the free preview to see sample pages of all parts of this unit as well as the complete CCSS alignment checklist (95 pages) for grades 4-6 in its entirety. Please email with any questions you may have!
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Teaching Duration
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On  September 22, 2013Stacie Ryan (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi! Bud, Not Buddy! Is a text exemplar text for third grade as a read aloud. Is this unit easily aligned to third grade CCSS? Thanks!
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On  September 22, 2013The Teaching Bank answered:
Hi Stacie,
Please download the sample preview so that you can see a sample of all parts of the unit as well as the entire CCSS checklist for grades 4-6 to get an idea of how the unit is set up. You would be able to use this unit with 3rd grade level readers but I do think you would have to modify it so that it is primarily a read aloud and you would have to do a bit more of a teacher directed discussion to help gear the student in the right directions at times with the comprehension. It is totally workable though and wouldn't take much to modify in the lesson plan sections. The student packet sections could remain the same.

If you email me at theteachingbank@cox.net after your purchase I could email you a blank copy of the 3rd grade CCSS checklist like the one in the unit for 4-6. You could then add the check marks to where it fits for your instruction as modified.

Please email with any additional questions. Thank you for your interest! :)

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
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I did not receive the Common Core standards met for this teaching unit. I really need them. Please e-mail them to me susan_lanier@pender.k12.nc.us
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Bud, Not Buddy Novel Unit ~ Common Core Standards Aligned!
Bud, Not Buddy Novel Unit ~ Common Core Standards Aligned!
Bud, Not Buddy Novel Unit ~ Common Core Standards Aligned!
Bud, Not Buddy Novel Unit ~ Common Core Standards Aligned!